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LA County buys farmland for mega-composting project

July 17, 2012
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KINGS COUNTY, Calif. — The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County recently bought 14,500 acres of farmland in Kings County where it plans to locate a new $120 million mega-composting project, Clovis Independent reported.

Up to 500,000 tons a year of treated human waste will be mixed with woody debris from area farming at the site to create compost, which will be used as soil nutrient to help grow cotton, wheat, pomegranates and other crops.

The project will be built in phases, the first of which will take about 100,000 tons of biosolids each year, according to Ajay Malik, supervising engineer.

“This is a top-notch, Cadillac system,” said Malik.

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